Julian Assange says text messages sent by a woman who has accused him of sexual assault prove that "she actively and enthusiastically wanted me to have sex with her".
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with has crashed after it lost contact with ground control on Wednesday, police said.
Latika Bourke Australia's former Ambassador to Italy Mike Rann says the Italian referendum which has seen the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is nowhere near as serious as Britain's Brexit vote.
Jewel Topsfield The death toll from an earthquake in Indonesia which led to the collapse of shops and houses continues to rise.
Hannah Craft New Zealand Prime Minister John Key's sudden resignation was perfectly timed to to give a boost to one small community.
Maher Mughrabi Unless we share our memories, the sense that nothing can stop this shaking is only likely to increase.
Jewel Topsfield and Amilia Rosa A "shocked and scared" Sara Connor and her British DJ boyfriend hired a scooter in Jimbaran after the Byron Bay woman learnt police were looking for her.
Latika Bourke Beijing is deploying "strategic patience" as it waits to work out how to deal with the President-elect, says former prime minister.
Nick Miller Merkel also defended her refugee-friendly position and spoke out against those spreading hate speech.
Latika Bourke He is London's most prominent advocate of cycling but Boris has been forced to give up his bike.
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